Let's be honest, even the editors over here have lost track. Three weeks ago, we had that 6 homicide weekend, then we just had a three homicide one. Sprinkle in the shootings recently and everyone will agree that it's been pretty damn violent around here.
A man was shot dead early Saturday in the Lower Garden District and another man was shot to death in Algiers on Saturday night, New Orleans police said. In a third case, Brian Lee, 16, was shot Oct. 21 about 8:45 p.m. in a playground at Earhart Boulevard and Broadway. He died Wednesday at University Hospital of a gunshot wound to the head.
The algiers shooting is very close to the home of some of the local volunteer contingent. Over on Vallette. NOMB does not go to the Westbank enough. Also, some bikers from Nashville were crossing over press on the N. Robertson over pass. NOMB wonders if they would have been able to come and visit the 9th ward in such force 3 or 4 years ago. Eitherway, there they were.
Also, there's some thing in this one:
It was incorrectly reported in some editions Saturday that a 17-year-old woman was shot Friday evening at Apple and Eagle streets in the Hollygrove neighborhood. Police said the victim, who was taken to a hospital, is a 17-year-old man.